Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. Reserve your free, timed tickets.

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Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. Reserve your free, timed tickets.

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Tours



Tours

Crystal Bridges’ tour program offers a range of options for individuals and groups of various types. Our School Tours are available for students in K-12 schools (public or private) from anywhere in the US. Guided Group Tours can be arranged for groups of 10 to 60 guests, and may include box lunches or a seated lunch in Eleven, the museum’s restaurant.

Audio Tours of the museum’s permanent collection galleries and select temporary exhibitions are available through the museum’s free app, which can be downloaded to your Apple or Android device; or you may check out a device with the app pre-loaded from Guest Services in the main lobby at no cost. In addition, a selection of themed, self-guided tour brochures is available in the main lobby.



Drop-In Tours

Drop-in Tours are one-hour guided tours offered daily and led by a trained volunteer Tour Guide. Drop-in Tours are free with limited capacity. To reserve your spot, check in with the Guide in the main lobby 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Several different themed tours are available to choose from, ranging from highlights of Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection to temporary exhibition tours, architectural tours, and trail experiences.

For your safety and per CDC guidelines, Crystal Bridges and the Momentary require face coverings at outdoor programs and events, as well as at food and drink venues, except when eating and drinking. Participants should practice social distancing of 6 feet for the safety of all attendees. Following CDC guidelines, face coverings with exhaust valves or vents are not allowed.

American Sign Language interpretation is included on the Collection Highlights tour on the third Saturday of every month. Bilingual tours are available upon prior request.

Please contact [email protected] or call the museum at 479.657.2335 for more information. For general questions regarding tours, please email [email protected].



Virtual Tours

There are many ways to enjoy Crystal Bridges without ever having to leave the comfort of home. Consider enjoying one of our virtual tours instead, available throughout the week.



Art Cart

Cart Guides offers touchable art materials, activities, and interesting information to share with guests of all ages about the art, sculpture, and architecture of Crystal Bridges.

Big Picture Tour: Art, Architecture, and Nature  WED + FRI + SAT » 11:30am
Whether you’re visiting Crystal Bridges for the first time or you’ve viewed the exhibitions and haven’t toured the grounds, this is the midday treat for you! Join our Guides for a fun overview of the art, architecture, and nature found at the museum.
Free, limited capacity. To reserve your spot, check in with the Guide in the main lobby at 11:15
Collection Highlights  MON + THUR+ SUN » 11:30am SAT » 2:00pm
Join a Gallery Guide for a tour to engage with select artworks from our permanent collection.
Free, limited capacity. To reserve your spot, check in with the Guide in the main lobby 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Architecture Tour: Crystal Bridges  MON + THUR+ SUN >> 1pm
Join a Guide to learn more about the architecture of Crystal Bridges. This hour-long Architecture Tour will introduce you to the unique features of Moshe Safdie’s design, and provide insights into some of the special challenges the museum’s site posed to engineers. Note: This is an indoor/outdoor tour, weather permitting.
Free, limited capacity. To reserve your spot, check in with the Guide in the main lobby at 12:45.
Sponsored by Chip and Susan Chambers.
Sculpture Tour  WED » 1:00pm
Join a Sculpture Guide to explore the fascinating works of sculpture in the museum’s collection and the artists who create them. Note: This is an indoor/outdoor tour, weather permitting. The Guide provides current information on which areas of the museum or grounds the tour will cover at check in.
Free, limited capacity. To reserve your spot, check in with the Guide in the main lobby at 12:45.


Indoor Audio Tour

Let our audio tour guide you through the galleries. Numerous tours are available, including the permanent collection, installations, conservation, and architecture, as well as temporary exhibitions. Stops on the tours include a high-resolution image, full label copy, and audio or video clips featuring curators, preparators, or conservators.

     



Outdoor Audio Tour

This free app for Apple and Android devices offers interactive trail maps, art and plant guides, and audio-tour information about many of the fascinating features of Crystal Bridges’ grounds. Users may select favorite features to create a personalized tour, and upload and share photos of their own discoveries on the Crystal Bridges trails! 

     



Group Tours

Group Tours

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is pleased to offer opportunities for your group to tour our museum and its wonderful trails and grounds.



Schools

School Tours

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art offers a variety of tours to engage your students and connect to classroom practice; select the tour that works best for your classroom needs.